Must be a greater than or equal to 0 – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.6-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when a value in Elasticsearch is set to less than 0, which is not allowed for certain parameters. This could be due to incorrect configuration settings or a faulty query. To resolve this, you should first identify the parameter causing the issue. Then, adjust the value to be 0 or greater. If it’s a query issue, ensure your query logic doesn’t result in negative values. Always validate your inputs and configurations to prevent such errors.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] must be a greater than or equal to 0 ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] must be a greater than or equal to 0” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 ) {
 this.modelId = Objects.requireNonNull(modelId);
 this.modelSizeStats = modelSizeStats;
 this.ingestStats = ingestStats == null ? EMPTY_INGEST_STATS : ingestStats;
 if (pipelineCount < 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("[{}] must be a greater than or equal to 0"; PIPELINE_COUNT.getPreferredName());
 this.pipelineCount = pipelineCount;
 this.inferenceStats = inferenceStats;
 this.deploymentStats = deploymentStats;


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